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Friday, June 12, 2009



How To See Good Music w/o Losing Your Money (or Your Mind)

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Be careful of the lure of festivals. -- Don't hit a festival because one or two bands appeal to you -- you'll be let down, as fest sets tend to be shorter, less inspired and far less intimate than a show pretty much anywhere else...

Electric Vehicle Industry Facing Continued Govt. Dependence

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 04:41 PM PDT

Electric vehicles are the Next Big Thing for the auto industry and environmentalists alike. But with the Obama Administration's goal of getting 1,000,000 EVs on the road by 2015, that will only represent 0.5% of the total vehicles on the road. And to make it happen, billions will be required to be poured into an industry with unproven demand.

The Six Most Pointless Game Controllers

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 04:41 PM PDT

Someone actually thought these things were good ideas.

Ancient mass grave found on Olympics site

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 04:21 PM PDT

LONDON - An ancient burial pit containing 45 severed skulls, that could be a mass war grave dating back to Roman times, has been found under a road being built for the 2012 British Olympics. Archaeologists, who have...

11 Amazing Animals That Improve Your Health

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 04:01 PM PDT

Nature's Wild Animals Are Natural Born Healers. Scientists look to animals and wildlife to improve modern medicine. The following is a list of animals that have contributed to medicine.

State Media Says Ahmadinejad Wins Re-Election

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 03:42 PM PDT

Iran's state news agency reported that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won re-election Friday, but his main reformist challenger also confidently claimed victory at a news conference moments earlier

Twitter User Spamming Himself Crazy

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 03:38 PM PDT

A Twitter user who has effectively spammed himself senseless reaches out to us for help. And we're going to oblige. The only trouble is, he's making yet another error in judgment, because my guess is this is going to make things worse.

Statement by Erik von Brunn, Holocaust Museum Killer's Son

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 03:35 PM PDT

My father's beliefs have been a constant source of verbal and mental abuse my family has had to suffer with for many years. His views consumed him, and in doing so, not only destroyed his life, but destroyed our family and ruined our lives as well. I do not expect, nor will I accept forgiveness for what he has done.

Artie Lange -- Equal Opportunity Fornicator

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 03:31 PM PDT

The Howard Stern Show's Artie Lange on ex-Miss California Carrie Prejean

Dave Letterman Discusses Sarah Palin

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Dave Letterman clarifies some of the jokes he made earlier this week.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Tesla 2011 Model S Goes on David Letterman

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Courtesy of OnCars comes backstage and driver's seat footage of the electric sedan, which was the first car ever to appear onstage with David Letterman.

11 of the Worst Virtual Jobs in Video Games

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 02:50 PM PDT

There are numerous jobs portrayed in video games. Some are awesome, like being a secret agent, a Crazy Taxi driver or a treasure hunter. For every awesome job, however, there is a crappy counterpart that involves little to no pay, high death rates and shameful nights of hard work.

In China, Bicycles Are Back; Now They're Battery Powered

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

The e-bike boom owes much to Chinese policy. The government made developing e-bikes an official technology goal in 1991. Major Chinese cities have extensive bicycle lanes, which means riders can avoid the worst of rush-hour congestion. In cities such as Shanghai, local governments have drastically raised licensing fees on gas-powered scooters

Nintendo’s new Super Mario Bros plays itself - “Demo Play"

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Something I never imagined would ever happen but Nintendo has decided to create games that will cheat for you. No longer will you need to play the game, you can just watch it play itself, how exciting is that….? -- sarcastically

House for Sale (call 555-1212)

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 01:50 PM PDT


Twitter Power Players Get Shiny 'Verified' Badges

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Twitter has launched the early beta phase of its "verified accounts" program, a background-check for celebrities and other prominent users of the service to weed out impersonators and fake accounts. If they pass the test, they get a graphic "badge".

7 Great Sci-Fi Moments From The Muppet Show (Videos)

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

The Muppet Show only ran for five seasons, but it managed to cover a lot of ground, including some great science fiction inspired moments. Here are seven of the best science fiction moments of the Muppet Show's unfortunately short run.

David Carradine's Final TV Appearance [Video]

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 01:30 PM PDT

This guest spot on Fox's "Mental" isn't the way an actor would want to go out. Carradine was on Fox's critically panned summer drama series "Mental" as a catatonic patient who's been struck by lightening. Here's the clip of him getting yelled at by the shrink trying to snap him out of it.

Every Zach Galifianakis Clip From Tim & Eric Awesome Show

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Between his big movies and his internet talk show "Between Two Ferns," it seems like Zach Galifianakis is everywhere these days. Well, he's about to be here too. Here's every clip of Zach from Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job. Choke on it.

He can’t explain this brief X-ray vision, but...

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 12:59 PM PDT

They were intent on developing a group of troops hardened by repeated exposure to radiation. They thought exposure to radiation was like sunning on the beach: First you burn, then you tan."Today, you think, 'How would you ever harden troops to that?...But see, they didn't know that then."

Thomas judge bars Fair Use defense, OKs MediaSentry evidence

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Rejecting every argument made by Jammie Thomas-Rasset and her legal team, a Minnesota federal judge has ruled that MediaSentry's data-gathering on P2P users violated no laws, and its evidence can be used during next week's trial.

Kung-Fu Master Creates Car-Kicking Street Fighter (LOL)

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Growing up in the 80's, we had a great time wasting activity —Arcades. Our favorite quarter-muncher was Street Fighter II where we could act out our kung-fu aggressions like this guy, on a car. Sure there's something to be said about a guy who films himself pretending to be Ryu, grunting like Blanka and containing more psychotic energy than Vince

Cowboys Knew of Earlier Similar Canopy Construction Collapse

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Cowboy owners are so screwed. According to report, they knew when they hired the company to build their now-ruined football practice facility that a similar fabric structure built by the same company for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority had collapsed in a storm.

15 Ways to Save Money Buying Natural Foods

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Let's face it, you can't help but notice that organic and natural foods cost a lot more…or do they? It really all depends on where you shop, what you buy, and how savvy you are when it comes to food. Here are 15 ways to help you eat more whole, natural foods for less $$.

Another Side of War: The Photographs of Manuel Bromberg

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 11:50 AM PDT

The collective memory of war is often shaped by images, as the recent 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings made clear. The images which have most clearly defined our visual memory of the D-Day invasion are the eleven surviving negatives taken by Robert Capa on the morning of June 6, 1944

Atlanta Falcons release troubled quarterback Michael Vick

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 11:40 AM PDT

"Michael remains suspended by the NFL. However, in the event NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decides to reinstate Michael, we feel his best opportunity to re-engage his football career would be at another club."

Your Poop May Become a Detection Tool for Cancer

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Using a stool sample doctors testing a non-invasive discovery method found nearly 70 percent of cancers present in a group of patients with assorted cancers of the digestive tract. The test also accurately showed negative results in all 70 healthy patients they tested.

EVE Online: Day Of Darkness 2 - incredible Fan movie

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Second in a series of Chronicle films, based on the Gallente-Caldari War: The Breakout

Starcraft Cake .... [PIC]

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 11:10 AM PDT


Upgrading a Graphics Card: 20 Must Know Tips

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 11:03 AM PDT

Instead of rehashing another how-to, here are 20 tried-and-true graphics card tips that will transform you from guppy to guru.

Asteroid Probe Set to "Collide" With Earth

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 10:40 AM PDT

The Hayabusa spacecraft, an 1,124-pound (510-kilogram) space probe, will "collide" with our home planet in June 2010 to simulate an approaching asteroid, Japanese scientists have announced.

In-N-Out Wins Best Burger In Zagat's Survey

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 10:33 AM PDT

The results of this year's Zagat's Fast Food Survey are in and Wendy's is the top "Mega-Chain" (over 5,000 outlets) and In-N-Out burger the best large chain (up to 5,000).

DJs cash in on their own music using 'stolen cards'

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 10:25 AM PDT

A group, including a number of DJs, have been accused of making hundreds of thousands of pounds by buying their own music online with stolen credit cards.


Posted: 12 Jun 2009 10:13 AM PDT

"This picture was taken in Katmai National Park in Alaska," says photographer Tom Savage. "The sow grizzly was resting and waiting for salmon to come up river, when the twin, two-year-old cubs decided to take a nap on her."

Basic anatomy baffles Britons

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 10:10 AM PDT

Less than 50% of the more than 700 people surveyed could correctly place the heart, BMC Family Practice says.

A note from President Obama

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 10:05 AM PDT


The Big Hate ( or Krugman states the obvious)

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 10:05 AM PDT

Krugman lays bare the kooky paranoia that radiates from Fox News and talk radio.

Sony building an Android Linux Walkman

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 09:54 AM PDT

"Building upon Sony Ericsson's plan to launch its first handset based on Android 2.0, we're now hearing that Android will play a prominent role across Sony's portable devices starting with an Android-based Walkman and personal navigation device"

Chimp Bites Off Berlin Zoo Director's Finger

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 09:45 AM PDT

The director of the Berlin Zoo made famous by the polar bear cub Knut has had his finger bitten off by a chimpanzee called Pedro.

Betty White plays beer pong with Jimmy Fallon

Posted: 12 Jun 2009 09:42 AM PDT

At least Fallon was finally able to beat someone, even if it was an elderly woman.

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